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General José Manuel Arce

First Cry of Independence Location

 
 
General José Manuel Arce Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, April 16, 2015
1. General José Manuel Arce Marker
Inscription.  
La Patria
Consagra este fervoroso recuerdo a
la memoria venerada del paladin
de la emancipación salvadoreña
General Don Manuel Jose Arce
en este sitio desde el cual, en la
mañana del 5 de noviembre de 1811,
lanzo el primer grito de
independencia de centro america.
14 de diciembre de 1947.

English translation:
The nation consecrates this fervorous memorial to the venerated memory of the leader of Salvadoran emancipation General Manuel Jose Arce
At this place from where, on the morning on November 5, 1811, he gave the first cry of Central American independence.
December 14, 1947.

 
Erected 1947.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1948.
 
Location. 13° 41.819′ N, 89° 11.367′ W. Marker is in San Salvador. Marker is on 4a Calle Oeste. This marker is south of Parque Libertad, directly in front of a local market area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4a Calle Oeste entre 6a y 8a Avenidas, San Salvador, El Salvador. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Wide view of General José Manuel Arce Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, April 16, 2015
2. Wide view of General José Manuel Arce Marker
Unfortunately the marker and obelisk are mostly obscured by a sign for the local market, named "Liberty Market".
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Central America's First Cry of Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); El Rosario Church (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of the Murdered Jesuit Priests (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Capitán General Gerardo Barrios (about 210 meters away); Farmacia Principal (about 210 meters away); The National Palace of El Salvador (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Francisco Morazán (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Dr. José Matías Delgado (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Salvador.
 
General José Manuel Arce additional marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, April 16, 2015
3. General José Manuel Arce additional marker
Higher up on the obelisk it reads: Aqui en este lugar el 21 de Septiembre de 1821 nuestros mayores juraron el Acta de Independencia de Centroamerica. (English: Here on September 21, 1821 our forefathers swore the Act of Central American Independence). The Act had already been signed on September 15 in Guatemala City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 15, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 10, 2022